One of the most intriguing things about Thai culture is their food. Many hours are spent eating and enjoying their many choices and flavours of cuisine. To the Thai people eating is not just about filling their belly, but also about savouring, enjoying and even socialising.
If you are in Hua Hin for a short stay or have lived here for years and are interested in a short course at a Thai Cooking School in Hua Hin then I highly recommend booking a spot with Thai Cooking Course Hua Hin. The course includes transportation from and back to your hotel (within Hua Hin) coffee/tea, soft drinks, certificate, our own recipe book and all the food you get to eat (there’s plenty, you may want to skip breakfast).
The school is run by Beau who is the head teacher and owner. She was introduced to cooking Thai food as a kitchen hand at her parents humble restaurant on the outskirts of Bangkok in her teenage years. Beau then refined her skills working for a 5 star hotel and now passes that knowledge of food onto her students.
The 1 day course starts at 9am and finishes at around 2-3pm. The day starts with an intriguing journey to Hua Hin’s 100 year old morning market, where Beau will lead the group through the vast displays of Thai herbs, spices, vegetables and meat. Beau really takes time to explain and describe the many ingredients that will be used in the dishes that the students will be cooking later on together.
After the market trip, once all the ingredients have been purchased, all the students return back to their traditional Thai teak home, just in time for a short coffee break and then to start making preparations for the cooking.
There are a couple of options when picking a course at Thai Cooking Course Hua Hin but the most popular course begins with teaching you how to make curry paste the traditional Thai way, followed by the first dish Keang keaw wan gai (green curry with chicken). Other dishes in the 1 day course are Pad Thai (famous Thai style noodles), Tom yum goong (spicy soup with shrimp) and Khanom lot chong (famous Thai desert made from rice flour and coconut milk).
What separates this school with any other in the area in my opinion is the amount of effort that has obviously been made in keeping with a traditional feel is second to none. What I felt after this course was that I had immersed myself into Thai culture and had delved into a world of socialising with food, Thai style. Beau heads the classes herself also and shares her experience with all the students, which all have the opportunity to gain insight into the culture of Thai food in Thailand. Their fully equipped kitchen and cooking stations are clean, safe and offer an enjoyable environment.
I highly recommend considering the cooking school if you are interested in learning how to select ingredients, prepare, cook and present your own Thai culinary masterpiece.
19/95 Petchkasem Road, Soi Hua Hin 19
Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, 77110
Tel: +66 (0) 81 572 3805